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I currently have an HP omen 817-219 and I believe it has intel core I7-7700 and also nvidida GeForce gtx 1080. I am wondering if the new i9 and new nvidia rtx is comparable for an upgrade? Or if it is more with it to buy a new pc 

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@Matt971 , welcome to the forum.

 

The model that you listed doesn't seem to be correct.  What is the Product Number of the computer? I need this information to review the specifications of it. Please don't furnish the Serial # or other personal information. You can find the Product Number at the bottom of the page when you open HP Support Assistant.



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Ohh sorry the product number is Z5M94AA

 

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No, problem!  Thank you for the additional information, @Matt971!.

 

You will not be able to add a new i9 processor.  Here is the Product Specifications page: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/omen-by-hp-870-200/13687063/model/16450160/document/c05474320

 

Look at the section titled "Processor upgrade information" for a list of compatible processors.  These have been fully tested to assure they are compatible with the motherboard.  The i9 processors require a special chipset in the motherboard.

 

Here is a HP Knowledge Base article that will tell you what to consider when upgrading your video card: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Gaming-Knowledge-Base/Upgrade-Video-Card/ta-p/7481981

 

Your motherboard has UEFI: https://www.howtogeek.com/56958/HTG-EXPLAINS-HOW-UEFI-WILL-REPLACE-THE-BIOS/

 

So, this is not a concern for you.  You do have to consider the length of the card and the wattage to operate it properly.  Also, most of the RTX cards require a 1x6-pin/8-pin or both PCIe power connectors.  They draw far more wattage than the motherboard can provide.  This means that you will most likely have to upgrade the power supply unit (PSU).  Usually, a 500W PSU will have one or the other of the connectors, but not both.  The PCIe slot on the motherboard is 3.0.

 

Read the article carefully and you should be able to determine if a RTX card will work for you.  If you have questions about any of the cards, as stated in the article, the manufacturer's Tech Support is the best way to get the answers.  They are the experts on their products.

 

If you decide to buy a new computer, HP has exceptional gaming computers.  I will be glad to help you choose one that will meet your needs perfectly.

 

Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.



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